Issue date: 29 June 2011
The project to restore the Iron Trunk Aqueduct on the Grand Union Canal has won a £60,000 award from Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s Millions 2011 public vote.
The council entered the Iron Trunk Aqueduct on behalf of a local partnership and was fully supported by British Waterways, owners of the aqueduct, and other local organisations. The Council was one of 2,000 applicants nationally, making it through to the final six in the Anglia TV region.
The project will involve cleaning and repainting the aqueduct in its original colours and returning it to its former glory. The project will also include replacing information boards around the site for visitors, school children and canal users, as well as clearing vegetation to make the aqueduct more visible and to encourage more visitors.
Photo courtesy of British Waterways.